I found this in a card that I bought to give to Andrea. I thought it hit right on target with all the changes in both of our lives.
"As one door is closed in your life, a new one opens before you. Take a moment to pause briefly at this threshold, and know that you are moving forward and that is for the best. Approach this new door with great confidence in your heart, for you have so much to offer and so much to look forward to. Open each new door with trust, holding your hopes and dreams very near...
knowing that the world is waiting for the goodness and the love you carry with you.
A good blog friend Cheryl told me once that "When God closes a door ...He opens a window".
The door closing for me was a job that I really enjoy. Due to lack of funding the job was not open at the time. Right now I am sub-teaching at the same school. A job maybe open that doesn't have benefits ( I need insurance since my husband is self-employed). I have prayed for guidance and while the decision is not yet clear...I know that God will guide me in the right direction. Do I take the job with no benefits or do I wait for funding to come in for my old job to open that has benefits( while waiting keep sub-teaching)? Pray for God to give me clear direction in this.
For Andrea....the door that closed was high school. She is moving into a different phase in her life. A phase that I know she will excell in. While we miss her like crazy...I know that she is safe and learning to prepare for her future. Pray for her to stay strong in her faith and to stay focused on her studies.
Thanks for all your comments, encouragement and especially prayers!!
Have a Fabulous Weekend!!
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